first_imgThe trial of the man charged with first-degree murder in the abduction and killing of 20-year-old University of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts has been delayed until next year.25-year-old Cristhian Bahena Rivera will now face trial beginning February 4th in Woodbury County.His trial had been set for November 12th, but Judge Joel Yates approved a defense motion to continue the trial.Rivera is accused of killing Tibbetts, who disappeared while out jogging in Brooklyn, Iowa on July 18th of 2018.Rivera led investigators to her body a month later in a cornfield.Authorities say Tibbetts was stabbed to death.Rivera worked at a dairy farm a few miles from where Tibbetts disappeared.last_img

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